I remember Michael so well – his soiled beard, darkened fingernails & sun-beaten face gave testament to his harsh life. With eagerness, one of the volunteers asked if there was anything else he needed after his meal was placed in front of him. He quietly said: ‘sit down here & talk to me.’
Those were some haunting words. At times, even in service, we get so busy doing, moving, getting the job done, that we’re needed a reminder from the Michaels of this world, to: Stop, feel, connect.
Come out & connect with us at the Homeless Drop-In Center on Sunday, April 3. Help create, cook & serve a meal to the 400+ guests we will have the privilege to serve.
If you wish to volunteer, give of your talents, support the donation/food drive towards this effort, please email:
Elizabeth Gomez: firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 431-5747
Sonali Fiske: email@example.com or (949) 254-3538
In order to make this a memorable meal for our guests, see the items in need below & email one of us for pick-up/drop-off between now & April 2. You may also donate grocery store gift certificates, if that’s easier for you.
* Canned Cream of Mushroom Soup
* Canned Chicken
* Canned Peas
* Canned Green Beans
* Fresh Carrots
* Bread Rolls
* Ice Cream
Homeless Drop-In Center (Patterson Hall at the First Congregational Church)
241 Cedar Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Sunday, April 3
Volunteer hours: 8 AM to 4 PM
Meal Served: Noon to 3 PM
We look forward to serving with you & making this another amazing service experience: For Michael, For You. For Me.